Apologies if you have been trying to take a look at this site only to find an Error message. There have been some technical problems. All seems ok now, so here goes with a little reflection on how our lives are involved with computers.
Just this week I have been speaking to several people, each with a different outlook on our technical age.
- Person #1 does not have an internet connection at home and relies on the local library. Whilst being fairly computer savvy this person is deeply worried about the chance of there being a meltdown in computer-land, thereby affecting banking, insurance, media and so forth.
- The next person is half a generation older than me and is disinclined to take the laptop out of the drawer and put it on. #2 recognises that being in touch via email has its advantages, indeed they see that there are business opportunities that are missed because of their lack of immediate online capabality.
- Another person in that same generation is trying to learn to have instant access via broadband whilst also learning the art of using social media. This #3 person has not yet given up, though the threat is always there.
- This next one is using the computer grudgingly, aware of the pros and cons but still suspicious of the world’s dependency on something which could so easily go kaput.
- Lots of younger persons are flying. . . . . . . . laptop in schoolbag, mobile smartphone in pocket, multi-screen access on desktop ready for homework. . . . . . nothing will hold them back. Frightening? or Encouraging?
Bloggers like me are of all ages/generations and in the main are determined to get the most out of life, happy to share their thoughts and dreams with others . . . . . at least to a certain degree. We will usually shop, bank, learn, do business, dream and contact friends and family using a keyboard and mouse (or mobile phone.)
What an amazing world.